About Us

Your personal team of resume experts.

Let’s Eat, Grandma helps professionals rebrand themselves to land interviews for their dream jobs.

We’re an award-winning resume writing service that has equipped thousands of professionals with better resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles.

By prioritizing individual attention and customization, our highly trained writers create targeted documents that speak to your unique strengths to make you stand out.

“What’s with the name?”

It’s a grammar joke about the importance of commas. If you’re asking your grandma to eat and you forget a comma, you’ll end up saying “Let’s eat grandma.”

…which would not turn out well. Remember, professional writing saves lives!

Our Process

We pride ourselves on a unique writing process that prioritizes not only quality but individual attention.

All of our writers must complete a rigorous technical resume writing test during their application process, then complete a four-week onboarding and receive ongoing support in industry best practices for persuading hiring managers.

IMPORTANT: We’re updating our process – if you are booking a Premium Package, Premier Team Upgrade, or Additional Version (or booking any consultation after June 6th)click here to view the process you will use.

Our personalized, custom-tailored writing process currently takes around 3 weeks to craft documents that truly stand out. (Premium Packages, Premier Team Upgrades, and Additional Versions may take up to 4 weeks depending on your scheduled consultation.)

Here’s how it works:

1. Questionnaire & Scheduling

Right after purchase

You'll fill out a brief questionnaire, upload your resume, and schedule a consultation with your writer. (At this time, your consultation will be scheduled ~3 weeks from now.)

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2. Writer Sends Introduction & Working Drafts

2 days before consultation

After sending you a welcome email the week before your consultation, your writer will email you Working Drafts of your documents to review before you meet. These are draft outlines with the key sections to guide your consultation.

3. 30-Minute Consultation

Date scheduled at purchase

Your friendly writer will get to know you more, ask questions about your job search goals, and describe a customized strategy for your documents.

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4. Receive Revised Drafts

2 business days after consultation

Your writer will revise the Working Drafts based on your consultation. One of our expert Editors will review your drafts, then your writer will email Revised Drafts to you in two business days.

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5. Request Edits and Receive Final Drafts

Up to 2 business days after Revised Drafts

You will have up to two business days to email any more revisions for your Revised Drafts to your writer.

Once you’re completely satisfied, your writer will send you final drafts in PDF and Word formats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Most Common Questions

What is the resume writing process like?

After an initial questionnaire and scheduling a phone consultation with a writer, our highly personalized, custom-tailored process includes multiple drafts and revision periods before and after the consultation to ensure you received targeted documents that will set you apart.

The full process takes 3-4 weeks from the day of purchase. You can see the process diagrammed out here.

How long is your turnaround time? Can I get an expedited package?

You’ll receive your final drafts 3-4 weeks after purchase and your scheduled writer consultation will be 10+ days after purchase.

We do not currently offer expedited delivery. As our process is highly customized and collaborative, we need the full time to produce a resume that is tailored to you and will land you a job.

Do you work on Academic CVs or Federal Resumes?

Not at this time, unfortunately. Academic CV’s and Federal Resumes have specific conventions that are different from the typical professional resumes that we specialize in.

Do you work with clients outside of the U.S.?

Yes! We work with clients anywhere in the world. Here are things non-U.S. clients need to know:

  • Consultations outside of the U.S. will be held over video call to avoid international phone charges.
  • International requirements for CVs/resumes can differ, so please check your region’s requirements before ordering one of our resumes. The resumes that we create:

    • Do not include photos
    • Do not include any personal demographic information such as marital status
    • Use a maximum of 2 pages

Working with a Resume Writer

How do I know if I need a professional resume writer?

If you’ve said or thought any of the following, you’d definitely benefit from working from a resume writer:

  • "I want to do everything I can to stand out from the crowd in this competitive job market."
  • "I haven’t touched my resume in years and don’t know what recruiters are looking for nowadays."
  • "I can talk about my accomplishments but can’t translate them to paper."
  • "I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything I could put on my resume."
  • "I just can’t stand writing my resume!"
Is hiring a resume writer really worth the cost?

Yes! Just like with any other professional service (tutoring, personal training, life coaching), this is an investment in a brighter future.

With a professionally written resume, you’ll land a new job faster. That means your investment will return a salary increase, months of free time returned to you, and potentially months of living expenses saved if you’re currently unemployed!

What qualifications do your resume writers have?

Our writers come from diverse and varied backgrounds. Nearly all have more than five years of experience and many have been writers for over 10 years. They must complete a rigorous technical resume writing test during their application process.

All writers complete a four-week onboarding and receive ongoing support that includes industry best practices and standards for effective resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn Profiles that are ATS-compliant and designed to be persuasive and compelling to hiring managers. Writers also receive guidance from an experienced LEG writer as a Mentor and from an Editor on all their client projects.

What sets you apart from other resume services?

Three main things set us apart:

#1: Thoughtful Individual Attention: We offer more touchpoints with your writer than any other major service in our category. With a required phone consultation, multiple revision periods, and the ability to communicate with your writer by email at any time, we go far beyond just a questionnaire to get to know you. Clients often tell us they’re blown away by their writer’s professionalism and willingness to go the extra mile.

#2: Unparalleled Customization: There is no "one-size-fits-all" resume– only targeted resumes land jobs. That’s why we have you send us actual job postings for us to customize your documents for. Our writers go through extensive training in analyzing job descriptions and incorporating the exact language that proves to recruiters you can do the specific job they’re hiring for.

#3: Conscientious Follow-Up: We’re honest about this – job searching is a difficult, holistic process, and a resume won’t get you hired on its own. That’s why we give every client a guide on tailoring and submitting their documents to make sure you’re on the right track after working with us!

    Our Writing Process

    Will I be able to talk to my writer?

    Yes! Every client schedules a 30-minute consultation with their writer. Your writer will also send you an introduction email a week before your consultation and from then on, you can communicate with them directly over email at any time.

    Will my writer have experience working in my field?

    While we cannot guarantee that your writer will have hands-on experience in your field, it is more than likely that they will have experience writing professional documents for positions like the ones you’re targeting. Our team has served hundreds, if not thousands, of clients in your industry, and your documents will benefit from all of that experience. We have countless resources available to our writers (including assistance from proofreaders and other writers) to ensure targeted, optimized documents every time.

    There is a logic that is common to writing these documents across all industries: we must understand what your employers of interest are looking for in a candidate, and then represent you to be that perfect fit by speaking their language and giving them the keywords they’re looking for. Our writers are experts at this process.

    How do you ensure the quality of my documents?

    Each of our writers works with a Mentor and a senior-level Editor to ensure their work consistently meets our standards of content, phrasing, and design.

    Our Services

    Are your resumes optimized for Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)?

    Yes! We incorporate keywords from the job descriptions you send and use simple but elegant ATS-compliant formatting to make sure those keywords scan properly. This ensures your resume is likely to come up when a recruiter searches for qualified resumes in their ATS and that recruiters can see your key qualifications when quickly skimming it.

    It’s worth noting too, though, that Applicant Tracking Systems aren’t as big of a deal as you might have heard – there is a lot of misinformation out there about them. An ATS will almost never "auto-reject" a resume, and it is always up to the individual recruiter whether they read every resume or not. You can hear more in this episode of our Career Warrior Podcast.

    Can you write me a general resume that will get me any kind of job?

    Unfortunately, “one-size-fits-all” resumes do not land jobs. In the modern job market, only resumes that clearly showcase the qualifications for the specific job get called in for interviews. While we do tailor your documents to an overall industry (or several if you order additional versions of your resume or cover letter), it is also required for you to include at least two job postings that you’re interested in for us to target your documents towards

     

    We promise that doing this work of defining your job target before putting together your resume will help you see much better results!

    Can you write me an infographic resume?

    We can create for you a clean and creatively designed resume that matches your requests and passes through ATS systems. We do not, however, use infographics or images in our resumes.

    Unorthodox resumes with non-traditional formatting are often appropriate and effective for creative fields, such as graphic design, or some small companies where they fit the company culture.

    In any other situation, however, we don’t recommend infographic resumes. Our research has shown that recruiters prefer simple, easy-to-read resume design over out-of-the-box creativity – they just want to quickly see if you can do the job!

    Do you sell templates?

    Yes! We offer ATS-friendly Word templates designed with the same best practices our writers use and filled with instructions. You can find them, along with other affordable, downloadable guides here.

    Ordering a Package

    How much do your services cost?

    You can view the starting prices of our base packages here – you can also upgrade with add-ons such as additional versions of your resume once you click into each package.

    Can I read reviews?

    Yes! You can see a sampling of client reviews on our website here and on Trustpilot here.

    Can I see samples of resumes you’ve produced?

    Absolutely – scroll through a PDF of some successful resumes and cover letters here.

    Do you have a satisfaction guarantee? What’s your refund policy?

    Yes, we have a 60-day satisfaction guarantee that you can see here. Please note, though, that since job searching is a holistic process that involves much more than your resume, we do not guarantee interviews.

    You can also see our refund/cancellation policy here – all refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee.

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